"The documents here calendared number 376, of which 65 are from the British museum (Egerton mss. 2086 and 2123) and 311 from the India office records. Of the latter, 31 (i.e. those belonging to the O.C. or 'original correspondence' series) were included by the late Mr. W. Noel Sainsbury in his Calendar of state papers, East Indies, 1622-24, published by the Public record office in 1878. These have now been calendared afresh, at somewhat greater length. The rest are entirely new."--Pref.